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Protect Your Online Retail Business

In my blog post, Protect Yourself While Shopping Online, I shared how to protect yourself as a consumer. Now, let’s talk about protecting your customers and yourself as a business owner. If you have any kind of online store where…

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Multi-factor Authentication: What It Is and Why You Should Use It

Have you noticed that many websites and apps are starting to require more than just a password to login to your account? Do you get annoyed and frustrated and wish you didn’t have to do it? The fact is, more…

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World Backup Day! The 5 W’s of Data Backup

Times are really different right now compared to years past, but today is March 31, and that means it’s World Backup Day. As we’re quarantined and trying to stay healthy, it may be a good time to remind ourselves about…

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Smart Home Technology – Friend or Foe?

Anyone buying any cool tech gifts for themselves or for loved ones this holiday season? The possibilities are endless when it comes to “smart” devices that are available for you and your home! These devices range from smart plugs and…

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How to Use Analytics to Improve Your Website’s Success

Calling all website owners! Do you know the “who, what, when, where, how, and why” of your website consumers? These critical questions can be answered by analytic tools that provide direct insight into the performance of your site and what…

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Teach Your Kids Cyber Hygiene (and Freeze Their Credit)

Just in time for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Identity Theft Resource Center in conjunction with CyberScout has released a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” The survey focuses on how parents and guardians monitor their kids’ online behavior,…

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Don’t Let Cyber Criminals Outsmart Your Smart Technology

For a number of years, businesses have had the option to purchase cyber liability insurance. This type of coverage protects them against threats like malware attacks, cyber extortion, online fraud, and data breaches. In fact, this coverage continues to be…

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Preventing the Flu Starts With You

With flu season in full swing, many of us are taking extra precautions to be sure we don’t catch it and to help prevent it from spreading.  Some of the most common precautions include avoiding contamination, washing your hands, and…

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3 Primary Reasons for Increasing Auto Rates

As 2017 draws to a close, let’s reflect on some insurance-related items in the industry. While storms and hurricanes certainly dominated the headlines for a while, one issue that has been consistent throughout the year is an increase in auto…

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